Alaska and Hawaii

"Pollution from Plastic Trash May Make Tiny Island a Superfund Site"

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to study whether plastic pollution on a small island in the Pacific Ocean is severe enough to warrant listing it as a Superfund clean-up site. Tern Island, a 25-acre strip of land about 500 miles northwest of the Hawaiian island Oahu, is home to millions of seabirds, sea turtles, and the endangered Hawaiian monk seal. "

Yale Environment 360 had the story November 19, 2013.

11/20/2013

"New EPA Chief To Visit Alaska Over Controversial Mine Proposal"

"WASHINGTON -- New Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy plans to visit the site of Alaska’s proposed Pebble Mine next week as she decides whether to block the massive project to protect one of the world’s last big runs of wild salmon."

08/22/2013

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